Business 2 Innovation celebrates research opportunities for local businesses

Published on October 29, 2014

Georgian College Business to Innovation event at Barrie Campus Oct. 28
Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice President, Research, Economic Development and Innovation, Lakehead University with MaryLynn West-Moynes, President, Georgian College, at the Business 2 Innovation event, held Oct. 28 at the Barrie Campus.

Georgian College and Lakehead University co-hosted their fourth annual Business 2 Innovation (B2I) evening Oct. 28 at the Barrie Campus. The event encourages learning, collaboration and interaction by connecting industry and researchers to create partnerships. Continue reading

Mystery contests are back at TLC – Every Wednesday at 3 p.m!

Published on October 28, 2014


Mystery contests are back inside The Last Class!

Every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m, TLC will host a different contest each week in which anyone can come by and compete, and you have the chance to win some awesome prizes. Each week will be a different, fun game designed to be entertaining for those playing it and those watching. The prizes will be different each week, but The Last Class have some great prizes to give away, so don’t miss out!

The mystery contests will run every Wednesday until the end of the Fall semester. Anyone can compete.

Ryan Fennell named Grizzlies Athlete of the Week

Published on October 27, 2014

Cross country runner Ryan Fennell has been named Georgian Grizzlies Athlete of the Week after a sixth place finish at the 2014 OCAA Cross Country Championship.

Fennell, a student in the Laurentian @ Georgian psychology program continued his strong season with a sixth place finish out of well over one hundred runners at the championships held Saturday in North York.

The native of Aurora finished the eight kilometre course in a time of 28:51 which was less than a minute off the race winner’s time. He was also named to the men’s All-Ontario 1st Team at the OCAA Championship.

With his impressive finish, Fennell has qualified and will compete in the 2014 CCAA Cross Country National Championship in Calgary, Alberta from Nov. 6 through Nov. 8.

Also in consideration for this week’s award was men’s volleyball player Darien Haynes who had 16 points including an incredible 10 stuff blocks in his team’s first win of the season, women’s volleyball player Brittany Coughlin who led her team with 13 points and men’s basketball player Mark Brown who averaged 17 points per game for the Grizzlies this past weekend.


Georgian Grizzlies Athletes of the Week

Oct. 20-26- Ryan Fennell (Cross Country Running)

Oct. 13-19 – Teq Zwarych (Men’s Basketball)

Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 – Blake Ulrich (Men’s Golf)

Sept. 22-28 – Andrew Noble (Men’s Rugby)

Sept. 15-21 – Matt Lemay (Men’s Golf)

Sept. 8-14 – Robin Calamatta (Men’s Rugby)

Grizzlies men’s basketball earn first win of season

Published on October 27, 2014

The Georgian Grizzlies basketball teams concluded their eastern road trip Sunday afternoon when they took on the Loyalist Lancers in Belleville.

The Grizzlies men’s team was a more determined group coming off a close defeat the day before to St. Lawrence and it showed in the first quarter.

Georgian came out scoring, opening the game on a 25-six run and led by seventeen points after one quarter.

The Grizzlies kept it rolling leading by as many as 27 points on their way to their first victory of the season 81-68 over the Lancers.

Teq Zwarych (Whitby) once again led the Grizzlies in scoring with 19 points and also had good efforts out of Justin Mitchell (Newmarket) with 17 and Mark Brown (Toronto) with 15 points.

It was a reverse of fortune for the Grizzlies women’s team as they had the slow start and it was the Lancers who got up to a lead as much as 20-nine in the first quarter.

The Grizzlies had a good effort to battle back and to tie the game late in the third quarter but ran out of gas at the end falling 76-68.

Erial Barnard (Collingwood) had a team high 17 points while rookie guard Lindsay Kirby (Georgetown) had 15 points.

The Grizzlies men’s team will travel to face the Canadore Panthers on Saturday before both the men’s and women’s teams host their home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 5 against the Centennial Colts at the Georgian Athletic Centre.


Ryan Fennell finishes sixth at provincial championship

Published on October 27, 2014

For Georgian’s Ryan Fennell it’s been his goal all season. Be among the best OCAA cross country runners in the province and on Saturday he proved he is.

The native of Aurora took part in the 2014 OCAA Cross Country Championship in North York and continued his solid season with at sixth place finish.

Fennell completed the challenging eight kilometer course in 28:51 finishing less than a minute behind the races winner.

The Grizzlies team finished in 12th place overall with Evan Lynch (Alliston) finishing 38th, James Commodore (Tiny) finishing 61st, Chris Brittain (Collingwood) finishing 87th, Clinton Todd (Oro-Medonte) finishing 107th and Simon Harasym (Parry Sound) rounding out the team in 115th.

Next up is the last remaining race of the season at the 2014 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country National Championship in Calgary, Alberta from Nov. 6 through Nov. 8.

Grizzlies basketball come up short in openers

Published on October 27, 2014

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s basketball teams opened up their 2014 OCAA regular season’s on Saturday afternoon when they travelled to Kingston to face the St. Lawrence Vikings.

Despite the closeness between the men’s teams in the standings the last number of years the Grizzlies have had no luck in Kingston.

In fact the last Grizzlies win at the St. Lawrence-Kingston campus came back on Feb. 3, 2008, a streak of six straight losses. Unfortunately for Georgian, Saturday was the seventh.

The team’s traded baskets throughout the game but the sixth and final lead change came midway in the third quarter to the advantage of the Vikings. The Grizzlies kept crawling but couldn’t catch the Vikings falling 87-83.

Georgian’s male rookie of the year Teq Zwarych (Whitby) picked up right where he left off last season by scoring 22 points and matching a career high with 20 rebounds. Veteran Mark Brown (Toronto) also had a solid game scoring 19 points.

On the women’s side the Grizzlies ran into a familiar face in Lacey Knox (Kingston) for the Vikings. Knox is the reigning two-time west division scoring champion and did it again against Georgian scoring a team high 19 points leading her team to an 85-48 victory.

Despite the score a bright spot for the Grizzlies was the play of freshman Hannah Pearsall (Guelph) who scored a team high 15 points and five rebounds in her OCAA debut.

The Grizzlies won’t have to think long about their opening losses as they will be right back in action Sunday afternoon in Belleville when they take on the Loyalist Lancers.

Grizzlies rugby season comes to end with playoff loss

Published on October 27, 2014

Heading into their OCAA men’s rugby crossover playoff game the Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team knew they would have their hands full against the defending silver medalists in the Algonquin Thunder.

Georgian had a strong regular season with a 4-2 record to earn home field advantage and a Saturday afternoon playoff game at the Barrie Community Sports Complex.

Unfortunately that advantage didn’t last long for the Grizzlies as the Thunder were able to score in the opening few minutes of the contest on their way to owning a 21-0 lead by the twenty minute mark.

Georgian showed the same fight they have all season pushing back but still trailed 33-10 by halftime.

With their season on the line Grizzlies Head Coach John Daggett got his players ready for the second half. The team responded, scoring three times early in the second half to get the team within 11 points with still much of the second half remaining.

Those scoring drives took the energy out of the Grizzlies and with the injuries piling up Georgian could no longer hold off the Thunder as Algonquin scored 17 unanswered points to win the game 50-22.

Liam Birkwood (Ottawa) and Kyle Labine (Ottawa) led the Thunder with two tries each, while Brian Hue had five converts. The play of John Shaw (Ottawa) proved difficult to stop for the Grizzlies as he had one try and was a key cog in Algonquin’s offence.

The Grizzlies continued to get stellar play from Conan Valyear (Barrie), Devon Jackson (Angus) and Albert Calamatta (Erin) who each had a try on the afternoon.

For the Thunder the win means they have earned a spot in the OCAA semi-finals and will travel to Peterborough next week to face the Trent Excalibur.

For the Grizzlies it leaves a long off-season of thinking of what could have been but also time to reflect on the many positives from the year. Georgian now has three straight winning seasons under John Daggett and in Division-I play. With all the hard work being done, that elusive playoff win is only a matter of time away.

Grizzlies impress in volleyball home openers

Published on October 27, 2014

The Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s volleyball teams opened up their 2014 OCAA season’s on Friday night when they hosted the George Brown Huskies at the Georgian Athletic Centre.

Georgian’s women’s team opened in style pulling out a three-nothing sweep over the Huskies to earn their first win of the season.

With set wins of 25-19, 25-15 and 25-15, the Grizzlies controlled play throughout the match in a game that never seemed in doubt.

First year newcomer Brittany Coughlin (North Bay) led the team with 13 points while third year middle Allison Marshall (Orillia) had a strong season debut with 11 points.

On the men’s side the Grizzlies rallied back from a 23-19 deficit to win a thrilling opening set 30-28. Georgian was flying high putting together a strong second set that they won 25-19.

While the Huskies were able to win set three 25-13, the Grizzlies regrouped and finished them off with a 25-12 fourth set win to take the match three to one.

Fourth year veteran Adam Bielby (Barrie) led the Grizzlies in scoring with 17 points including 13 kills.

It was also an impressive game for rookie Darien Haynes. The Barrie native had a 16 point effort including a game high 10 stuff blocks in his OCAA debut.

The Grizzlies roll right into their busy schedule as they will travel to face the Seneca Sting this Wednesday in North York and then head to North Bay to play the Canadore Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

The next Grizzlies home games are on Friday, Nov. 7 when they host the Durham Lords at the Georgian Athletic Centre.


Georgian supports food entrepreneurs with innovative new program

Published on October 22, 2014

Food entrepreneurs in Central Ontario now have a new resource when it comes to navigating regulations in their industry.

Georgian College, in partnership with Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties, has announced the launch of a unique curriculum tailored for the booming field of local food production and processing.

Food Safety Regulatory Training is a two-day seminar that provides food entrepreneurs, farmers and food retailers with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to better understand the complexities of the highly regulated food sector. Continue reading

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